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Macron is Gambling Away EU Influence in Balkans

Macron has presented the fundamental argument that the entire EU enlargement process must be reformed before France will allow any country to start accession negotiations - which would then last for at least a decade.

Greece reacted after Zaev's warning

Dendias issued this statement after North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev warned that part of the deal which ended a decades-long dispute with Greece might be at risk, because some articles are linked to his country's EU accession prospects.

The United States Supports Northern Macedonia

I came to reaffirm the strong US support for Northern Macedonia and its European path and perspective, "said Matthew Palmer, US Special Representative for the Western Balkans, during his visit to Skopje.

Snap Polls Postpone North Macedonia’s Census

The next national headcount should be held in April 2021 instead of April 2020, the State Statistical Office suggested in a statement on Tuesday - again postponing the task of holding a census, which has been delayed for many years.

It said that it will make the suggestion to the Justice Ministry, which should send new census legislation for parliament.

What will happen to North Macedonia - a new name on hold

This is carried out by the Plusinfo portal.
President Pendarovski explains that it will be on hold until the accession negotiations with the EU begin as a part of the Prespa Agreement that deals with internal and external communication and the use of the new state name.

Macron offers special partnership to the Balkans?

A privileged special partnership would be a substitute for a full membership.
According to the proposal, financial support, special arrangements for access to European markets and other benefits would be offered to the Western Balkan countries in exchange for a "silent withdrawal" of full membership.

Proposed Euro Parliament Resolution Advocates Balkan Enlargement

MEPs from the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament on Wednesday submitted a motion for a resolution condemning France for vetoing the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia during the European Council summit last week.

Vucic for "Financial Times": They are more honest now

President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic stated this, adding that the only responsible approach is to rely on ourselves.
Such a decision, despite reform efforts taken by Albania and Northern Macedonia, made it clear to the region that "it is not all up to us", Vucic said in an interview given to the Financial Times, entitled "Balkan nations bank on regional ties after EU snub".

US Senate ratifies North Macedonia admission to NATO

The US Senate has voted overwhelmingly to ratify North Macedonia's entry into NATO as the alliance's 30th member.

Senators voted 91-2 on Tuesday to approve North Macedonia's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The no votes came from Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.

Greece supports a modern, European North Macedonia

Despite disappointment with the decision of certain European leaders not to start European Union accession talks with North Macedonia, the country's political forces appear to have kept their eye on that goal, which means they still have to fulfill the commitments they have made.

Juncker and Tusk: Delaying Talks with Skopje and Tirana Was a Huge Mistake

Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk have made statements on Brexit's conclusions at last week's European Council, the European Union reported. They were also joined by Manfred Weber, with statements on Turkey and its Syrian operation. The issue of rejection of negotiations with Northern Macedonia and Albania was also addressed.

Stoltenberg: We Look Forward to Northern Macedonia Joining NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced on Twitter that he has spoken with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev over the phone to reaffirm the Alliance's commitment to Northern Macedonia's membership.

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